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Kazakhstan says Belgian court lifts $21.5 billion asset freeze
A Belgian court has lifted a freeze on about $21.5 billion (16.2 billion pounds) in Kazakhstan’s National fund assets imposed after a dispute with a Moldovan businessman, the Kazakh justice ministry said.
Kazakhstan tries to get back $22B in frozen assets
The amount of the frozen assets, when compared to the US$520 million court award, is pretty hefty, unprecedented.
Stati parties move to attach Republic of Kazakhstan assets after US court grants enforcement of US$520 million award
The Stati Parties have requested to enforce the award issued in their favor including by attaching Kazakh state commercial assets in the United States.
French court upholds literal interpretation of investment treaty
A recent decision under the Energy Charter Treaty by France’s highest court appears to signal a return to a literal interpretation by the French courts of international treaties.
Kazakhstan’s frozen billions sound alarm for sovereign funds
The case is one of several brought to courts in Europe by Moldovan businessman Anatolie Stati who is attempting to force the Kazakh government to pay up in a dispute about his energy investments in the oil-rich country.
US$22.6 billion of assets of Kazakhstan’s national fund remains frozen
Frozen assets secure a US$520 million award against Republic of Kazakhstan.
Swedish court upholds $100 million asset freeze on Kazakh shares held in Sweden
Stockholm District Court issued a judgment clearing the way for the Stati parties to collect the US$520 million arbitration award against the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Kazakhstan says freeze lifted on $22 billion in oil fund assets
The assets held by the fund’s custodian were frozen last October after a lawsuit by Moldovan businessman Anatolie Stati who seeks to enforce a $500 million arbitration ruling against the Astana government.
Moldovan businessman to seek foreclosure of Kazakh oil field stake
Moldovan businessman Anatolie Stati will ask bailiffs to sell a $5.2 billion stake in the Kashagan oil field owned by a Kazakh sovereign wealth fund if Astana refuses to pay a $500 million arbitration award.
China eyes Moldovan trade agreement
China and Moldova have formally agreed to begin talks on the establishment of a free-trade deal.
BNY Mellon freezes $22 bln in Kazakhstan assets
The legal row between Stati, his son Gabriel, two family-controlled companies and the Republic of Kazakhstan has dragged on for years in various courts.
Moldova wins the case initiated by two Russian investors of Agroindbank
The Republic of Moldova has won the case in the international process initiated by the Russian companies Evrobalt and Kompozit in May and June of 2016, after the NBM suspended their rights and forced them to sell their shares at Moldova Agroindbank.
Case summary: Stati, Ascom & Terra Raf v. Kazakhstan
The dispute is based on the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT) and was initiated by Moldovan businessman Anatole Stati, his son Gabriel Stati and two companies owned by them.
Energy Charter Treaty award upheld in challenge proceedings
The Svea Court of Appeal rejected the Republic of Kazakhstan’s request to declare invalid or set aside the arbitral award in Stati v Kazakhstan. The judgment cannot be appealed.
Moldova president hopes to cancel EU association agreement
Moldova’s president said he hoped the ex-Soviet nation’s association agreement with the European Union would be cancelled, paving the way for an alliance with Moscow.
Moldova added to Turkey’s roster of free trade deals
Turkey now boasts free trade pacts with 19 countries and blocs, with more coming in the pipeline.
EU-Moldova Association Agreement implementation delayed
Prime Minister Pavel Filip said that the parliament of Moldova considered in 2015 only one-third of projects stipulated by the plan for the implementation of the EU-Moldova Association Agreement.
EU Parliament gives nod to Moldova trade agreement
European Union lawmakers have approved the EU’s trade deal with Moldova
CIS: Moldova may be expelled from free trade zone after EU deal
Moldova could be expelled from the regional Commonwealth of Independent States’ free trade zone after it signed the association agreement with the European Union, a Russian official said on Monday.
EU to sign Association Agreements with Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine this week
On Friday, the European Union will sign Association Agreements with Georgia and Moldova and complete the signature process with Ukraine, each providing for a Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area.